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2 Creating Community in the Classroom MMSD Class: Winter 2015 Carla Hacker: Kathy Hellenbrand: Laurie Frank

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4 Flow  Foundations  Creating Conditions/Tools  Facilitator Knowledge  Application

5 Foundations  Welcome/Introductions  Intentional Community Building  Ground Rules/Protocols/Non-Negotiables  Connections  Create Base Teams  What is a Sense of Community?  Creating a Framework  Working Definition

6 Foundations  Why Create a Sense of Community?  So Why Do We Do It?  Container Concept  Creating a Sense of Community…  Supports Learning  Fosters a Safe Environment  Is Experiential  Closing  Questions and Application  Reflection: Running Class Journal  Next Class: Artifact & Question

7 Ground Rules/Protocols/ Expectations/Goals Non-Negotiables  External  Enforced  Safety  Respect

8 Protocols/Ground Rules for CCC  Assume good intentions  Ouch/Oops (Spinach in the teeth rule)  Right to Pass  Be Present  Confidentiality

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11  Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)  2 nd Step  Responsive Classroom  TRIBES  Above the Line  Restorative Practices (e.g. Peace Circles)  Social Emotional Learning (SEL)  Professional Learning Communities  Avid  Advisory  Freshman Academy  Individual Learning Plans (ILP)  RTI (Response to Intervention)  Bullying prevention programs (e.g. Olweus)  Disarming the Playground  Stress/Challenge

12 Mission: What is a Sense of Community?

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18 From Group to Community “In genuine community there are no sides. It is not always easy but by the time they reach community the members have learned how to give up cliques and factions. They have learned how to listen to each other and how not to reject each other. Sometimes consensus in community is reached with miraculous rapidity. But at other times it is arrived at only after lengthy struggle. Just because it is a safe place does not mean community is a place without conflict. It is, however, a place where conflict can be resolved without physical or emotional bloodshed and with wisdom as well as grace. A community is a group that can fight gracefully.” M. Scott Peck M.D. The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace

19 Thomas Sergiovanni states that “the need for community is universal. A sense of belonging, of continuity, of being connected to others and to ideas and values that make our lives meaningful and significant -- these needs are shared by all of us.”

20 “The people in one’s life are like the pillars on one’s porch you see life through. And sometimes they hold you up. And sometimes they lean on you, and sometimes it’s just enough to know they’re standing by.” Anonymous

21 Community is consciousness of connection, combining and comprising: Courtesy, communication, collaboration, cooperation, consideration, caring, compassion, curiosity, commonalities, common goals, confidence, creativity, courage, challenge, camaraderie, and conceivably chocolate. CTC Group, 2004

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23 “So why do we do it? What good is it? Does it teach you anything? Like determination? Invention? Improvisation? Foresight? Hindsight? Love? Art? Music? Religion? Strength or patience or accuracy or quickness or tolerance or which wood will burn and how long is a day? And how far is a mile? And how delicious is water and smoky green pea soup? And how to rely on your self?” Terry and Renney Russell, On the Loose

24 “People and environments are never neutral, they are either summoning or shunning the development of human potential.” Purkey & Novak, Inviting School Success See Invitational Education at

25 Examples of Tools  Community Meetings  Ropes Course Elements  Simulations  Activities  Wilderness trips  Rituals  Curriculum  Sharing/Talking circles

26 How do we Increase the Probability of Helping and being Beneficial?

27 INVITATIONAL EDUCATION INTENTIONALLYUNINTENTIONALLY INVITINGINTENTIONALLY INVITING UNINTENTIONALLY INVITING DISINVITINGINTENTIONALLY DISINVITING UNINTENTIONALLY DISINVITING

28 “It is not from ourselves that we will learn to be better than we are.” ~ Wendell Berry

29 “… we are bombarded with messages about “what is” and what “ought to be.” [This is a] … “mystification or ‘surface reality,’ that many people take for granted as objectively true.” Maxine Greene, educational philosopher, author, social activist, and teacher

30 “To transcend the effects of mystification, it is necessary to wake up to the world and start seeing it from a variety of vantage points… Humans have the unique “capacity to surpass the given and look at things as if they could be otherwise.”

31 CONTAINER CONCEPT

32 Not all Containers are Alike

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34 We Have Choices… We have Influence… What are the qualities of your container(s)? How have you & others felt/operated in healthy containers? Unhealthy containers?

35 VISION AT PEACE CARING COMPASSIONATE CONFIDENT CONTRIBUTER CREATIVE CRITICAL THINKER EMPATHETIC EMPLOYED FORGIVING GET ALONG W/ OTHERS GOOD COMMUNICATOR GOOD PARENTS GOOD SELF ESTEEM HAPPY HEALTHY HONEST INDEPENDENT INTEGRITY LITERATE LOYAL MOTIVATED PATIENT PERSEVERENCE POSITIVE ATTITUDE PROBLEM SOLVERS PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS RELIABLE RESILIENT RESOURCEFUL RESPECT RESPONSIBLE SELF RESPECT SELF SUFFICIENT SENSE OF HUMOR SUCCESSFUL WELL-INFORMED

36 Creating a sense of community… SUPPORTS LEARNING

37 Learning & emotions are intertwined (see amygdala)

38 Fight, Flight, Freeze inhibits learning

39 Fear, embarrassment, frustration, boredom… …can trigger fight, flight, freeze

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41 Supports Academic Learning From: Zins, J.E., Weissberg, R.P., Wang, M.C., and Walberg, H.J, eds. (2004). Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning: What does the research say? New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Safe, caring, and orderly environments are conducive to learning. Caring relations between teachers and students foster a desire to learn and a connection to school. When students can self-manage their stress and motivations, and set goals and organize themselves, they do better.

42 CASEL Study* * Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning … four-year study confirming that school-based social and emotional learning programs that help students build positive relationships, develop empathy, and resolve conflicts respect- fully and cooperatively also have a positive effect on academic performance. (from article by International Institute for Restorative Practices:

43 Supports Social Emotional Learning (SEL) See

44 Teach SEL Competencies Self-awareness Social awareness Self-management Relationship skills Responsible decision making Greater Attachment, Engagement & Commitment to School Less Risky Behavior, More Assets, More Positive Development Better Academic Performance and Success in School and Life Safe, Caring, Challenging, Well- Managed, Participatory Learning Environments How SEL Supports Good Outcomes for Young People

45 Creating a sense of community… FOSTERS A SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

46 Bullying – More than a label “A student is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students.” ~ Dan Olweus

47 Social-Ecological Framework Pain Fear Adult attitudes School climate

48 Pre-Bullying 1.Behavior that, if escalated, could become bullying. 2.Norms that set the stage for bullying if the behavior becomes intentional, consistent, and abusive (e.g. sarcastic humor, put downs, unconscious and/or unchallenged use of derogatory terms)

49 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Retrieved from: Security Esteem Belonging

50 PREVENTION INTERVENTION INVENTION PBIS Continuum and PII Approach* * Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports and Prevention, Intervention, Invention

51 APPLICATION: GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

52 CLOSING

53 Homework Bring an artifact that has meaning for you Write a question about what you would like to explore regarding community building, adventure ed., use of activities, or other topic related to the class. Alone, in pairs, or in a small group – bring in an activity, experience, or other way to create a sense of community

54 “Education – true education is not a process of pouring in from without, but of calling forth what is within. It’s not a process of memorization or socialization or instillation, it’s a process of nurturing, of allowing, of evoking. It’s a process of bringing forth the person one is meant to be.” ~ Jeff White

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